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Vancouver man sentenced in mother's killing, dismemberment

Jul. 18, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man will serve more than 34 years in prison for killing his mother and dismembering her body in 2017 at her Vancouver home. The Columbian reports 48-year-old Kenneth Moore was sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted by a Clark County Superior Court jury June 11 of first-degree...

Man sentenced for trafficking synthetic opiates

Jul. 12, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland man who distributed counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 37-year-old Johnell Cleveland was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with...

Southern resident orcas spotted after unusual absence

Jul. 6, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Breaking an unprecedented run of days this summer without frequenting their home waters, J, K and even possibly L pod southern resident orcas were recently seen on the west side of San Juan Island. The Seattle Times reports that the endangered orcas had not been here this summer, except for...

Worries over move making Oregonians pay Washington sales tax

Jul. 4, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians, say goodbye to your Washington sales tax break — at least as you've come to know it. Gone are the days of showing an Oregon ID at a Washington register and getting an automatic pass on sales tax. Starting July 1, Oregonians who shop in Washington must save their...

Man who disappeared while triathlon training found dead

Jul. 2, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County Medical Examiner's Office has identified a body found Monday in the Columbia River as Leif Vigeland. The Columbian reports the 36-year-old from Vancouver disappeared while training for a triathlon. He was last seen Thursday leaving his east Vancouver home on his...

Fernandez scores, sends Timbers past FC Dallas 1-0

Jul. 1, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gio Saverese described new forward Brian Fernandez as a competitor shortly after he was signed. On Sunday, the Portland Timbers' head coach was reminded why. Fernandez scored in a league-record fifth consecutive game, helping the Timbers to a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas. He becomes the...

Leerdam's late winner gives Sounders 1-0 win over Whitecaps

Jun. 30, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Kelvin Leerdam's late dramatics made certain a disallowed goal from 16-year-old Danny Leyva became an afterthought. Leerdam scored in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time after Leyva's goal earlier in the second half had been overruled on video review, and the Seattle Sounders beat...

FBI fights Portland airport passenger over $121K in luggage

Jun. 28, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The FBI wants a Vancouver, Washington, man's lawsuit thrown out after he sued to get back over $120,000 agents seized from him at Portland International Airport. KOIN-TV reports in a Monday response to Steven Williams' lawsuit, Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Danielson wrote...

German tourists run over, killed at Washington swimming hole

Jun. 26, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) — Two German tourists visiting family in nearby Portland, Oregon, were run over and killed by a local man as they sunbathed by a swimming hole, police in Washington state said Wednesday. Police arrested David E. Croswell, 71, of Washougal, Washington, and held him on suspicion of...

The Latest: Man accused of killing tourists appears in court

Jun. 26, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on two German tourists who were killed in a car crash in Washington state (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Authorities say a man accused of fatally running over two German tourists at a southwest Washington swimming hole told police he had been drinking at a local restaurant...